Innovators Handbook 2018 - Live Q&A

Innovators Handbook 2018 - Virtual Summit

Live Q&A sessions

Tirza Hollenhorst

Create a compelling vision for 2018 and then define the goals, measurements and daily habits that create your success. Join us on Jan 10 for a live Q&A with Tirza Hollenhorst. It’s free to register…bring us your 2018 vision, & get ready to see that needle move.

Wednesday January 10th

10:30am EST  //  16:30 CET

Laszlo Gyorffy

In this live Q&A, Laszlo Gyorffy talks about how you can transform raw ideas into meaningful action, and drive #innovation awareness and engagement across your organization. It costs you nothing to join the discussion…so bring on your burning questions!

Thursday January 11th

10:30am EST  //  16:30 CET

Philip Horvath

Create the optimal conditions for sparking REAL cultural change inside your organization. Join us and other changemakers like you for a live Q&A with Phillip Horvath on Jan 16, and learn how to make the shift happen in 2018.

Tuesday January 16th

10:30am EST  //  16:30 CET

Dan Toma

Do your higher-ups need educating about the meaning, relevance and progression of your work? We’re talking metrics, measurements and ROI in this live Q&A with Dan Toma. Join us Jan 17 (it’s free) & learn how to clearly demonstrate the value of what you do, & make 2018 the year they finally ‘get it’.

Wednesday January 17th

10:30am EST  //  16:30 CET

Terry Howerton

These days you have to innovate to survive – and you have to effectively collaborate in order to harness that #innovation. Join us on Jan 23 for a live Q&A with Terry Howerton as we learn how to engage in and leverage external ecosystems.

Tuesday January 23rd

10:30am EST  //  16:30 CET

Tristan Kromer

In this live Q&A, Tristan Kromer shares how applying pressure through metered funding and success metrics can teach large organizations (like yours) to innovate quickly and effectively. Join the discussion on Jan 24 and learn better ways to fund #innovation.

Wednesday January 24th

10:30am EST  //  16:30 CET

Ricardo dos Santos

How should you hire for #innovation? That’s one of the topics Ricardo dos Santos covers in this live (and free) Q&A. Join us Jan 30 to learn how to democratize innovation and embed opportunities within your orgs structure.

Tuesday January 30th

10:30am EST  //  16:30 CET

Rachel Audigé

As intrapreneurs we need to know how to challenge biases to create space for counter-intuitive ideas and real #innovation. In this live Q&A, Rachel Audige busts us out of fixed mindsets and shows us how to systematically ‘unlearn’ so we can #innovate more effectively.

Wednesday January 31st

11:00am CET  //  9:00pm Melbourne time

Frank Mattes

In this live Q&A, Frank Mattes explains how to increase the chances of #innovation success by using a dual structure – ‘exploiting’ for the existing business and ‘exploring’ for the new business. Join us Jan 31, and make real business impact in 2018!

Wednesday January 31st

10:30am EST  //  16:30 CET

Brian Ardinger

How do you turn a creativity sprint – a hackathon, a bootcamp – into a successful addition to a corporate innovation portfolio? Brian Ardinger charts the pathways (and pitfalls) in this live Q&A.

Wednesday February 7th

10:30am EST  //  16:30 CET

Janet Bumpas

In this no-cost, live Q&A, Janet Bumpas outlines what it takes to successfully bring a corporate startup or product through one of its most critical (and vulnerable) phases: the scaling phase.

Wednesday February 14th

10:30am EST  //  16:30 CET

Marc Sniukas

How do we align #innovation with strategy? In this live Q&A on Feb 21, Marc Sniukas shares how companies can move forward with confidence to innovate strategically in a rapidly changing marketplace.

Wednesday February 21st

10:30am EST  //  16:30 CET

Sonja Kresojevic

Are you experimenting at scale? In this live Q&A with Sonja Kresojevic, we’ll unpack the process of embracing experimentation and lean principles of continuous learning and adaptation.

Wednesday February 28th

10:30am EST  //  16:30 CET

Jan Kennedy

HR often gets a bad rap – but they’re crucial for #innovation. In this no-cost, live Q&A, Jan Kennedy shows you how to get HR on board for innovation, develop a pool of highly skilled talent and use resources efficiently.

Thursday March 1st

10:30am EST  //  16:30 CET

Dave Blakely

What’s the best setup for your #innovation program? In this live Q&A, Dave Blakely breaks down the different types of strategies and structures available to the innovation-hungry enterprise.

Tuesday March 6th

10:30am EST  //  16:30 CET

Tendayi Viki

Can you strategically manage a product portfolio just as a VC would manage investments? Tendayi Viki says yes, and in this no-cost, live Q&A he’s going to show you how it’s done. Join us on March 7, and make sure you bring your most burning questions!

Wednesday March 7th

10:30am EST  //  16:30 CET

Andy Cars

It’s ok to fail – as long as you “fail smart.” In this live Q&A, Andy Cars shows you how to take smart risks and reframe failure within your company to build new opportunities for long-term growth.

Wednesday March 14th

10:30am EST  //  16:30 CET

Sugath Warnakulasuriya

In this live Q&A, Sugath Warnakulasuriya offers a simple and clear game plan for setting up and using a portfolio of innovation tools and techniques that make #innovation easier for your org.

Wednesday March 21st

10:30am EST  //  16:30 CET

Vidar Andersen

Should we pivot? That question strikes fear in the hearts of even the most hardened intrapreneurs. In this live Q&A, Vidar Andersen lays out the complexities, risks, timing and implications of pivoting, alongside the 5Ws of getting the pivot to work for you.

Wednesday March 28th

10:30am EST  //  16:30 CET


Are You Innovating As Fast As The World Is Changing? The Need for Speed - Simone Ahuja

Are You Innovating As Fast As The World Is Changing? - The Need for Speed

Expert: Simone Ahuja

Curator: Sugath Warnakulasuriya

Dr. Simone Ahuja is an innovation strategist who helps large firms move the right ideas to execution through #intrapreneurship #frugal innovation #agile #technology. MIT advisor & HBR.org columnist.

01 // The speed of change: what’s the difference between the context inside and outside of large companies?

02 // What are the easiest ways to get to start moving faster?

03 // How do you navigate gatekeepers and those minimizing risks?


You Can’t Go Alone – Effectively Engaging in Ecosystems Outside The Walls of Your Organization - Terry Howerton

You Can’t Go Alone – Effectively Engaging in Ecosystems Outside The Walls of Your Organization

Expert: Terry Howerton

Curator: Paul Hobcraft

Terry Howerton, serial entrepreneur, investor, CEO of TechNexus, a venture collaborative that finds, funds & grows tech ventures aligned with large enterprises. @terryhowerton @technexus

00 // Intro

01 // What’s the key role for the intrapreneur in the current fast-changing landscape?

02 // How to best operate at the intersection of the mothership and its ecosystems?

03 // How do you build an outside ecosystem that delivers value to the core business?


Leadership Support: How To Get and Keep it - Brant Cooper

Leadership Support: How To Get and Keep it

Expert: Brant Cooper

Curator: Paul Hobcraft

CEO of Moves the Needle and author of the New York Times best seller The Lean Entrepreneur. He also serves as an advisor to entrepreneurs, accelerators and corporate innovation teams.

01 // Leadership makes or breaks innovation- how should we ensure the leadership stays engaged?

02 // How to maintain leadership support also if budgets are cut?

03 // What about CFO support?


Funding Innovation: New Models to Replace Traditional Approaches - Tristan Kromer

Funding Innovation: New Models to Replace Traditional Approaches

Expert: Tristan Kromer

Curator: Hans Balmaekers

Tristan works with teams and leaders to create amazing products and build innovation ecosystems. He works with startups & >$1B revenue enterprises.

01 // New models for funding: why do we need them?

02 // What new models are emerging?

03 // How do these models influence the design and delivery of innovation programs in general?


Everyone an Innovator: Should We Even Want That, and How To Do It? - Ricardo dos Santos

Everyone an Innovator: Should We Even Want That, and How To Do It?

Expert: Ricardo dos Santos

Curator: Andy Cars

Ricardo dos Santos is the creator of Collective Entrepreneurship, a practice combining crowdsourcing with the power of self-forming teams to discover, network & accelerate breakthrough ideas.

01 // What are examples of employee innovation programs?

02 // Is innovation everyone’s job?

03 // How does this idea that innovation is everyone’s job play out in the different types of innovation?


No Budget, No Time? Innovating Within Constraints - David Hicks

No Budget, No Time? Innovating Within Constraints

Expert: David Hicks

Curator: Janett Egber

Explorer and teacher of culture and leadership at the edge of the emerging future. Working with companies and their people to prepare them for exponential transformation.

01 // How do you build momentum when there are no resources or budget available?

02 // Can one ask intrapreneurs to work on projects on their own time?

03 // Any examples of outcomes achieved that didn't require specific budget or resources?

04 // If we were having this conversation in 3 years time, what do you think would be different then?


Uncharted Territory: How Do We Scale Corporate Ventures? - Janet Bumpas

Uncharted Territory: How Do We Scale Corporate Ventures?

Expert: Janet Bumpas

Curator: Andy Cars

Janet comes from Silicon Valley where she was part of three startups: one went public, one was acquired by eBay, and one failed. She currently lives in The Netherlands working at ScaleUpNation to help companies scale initiatives.

01 // How do you know when you're ready to scale?

02 // Are the same people involved in the scaling phase after product-market fit?

03 // What are the main challenges when scaling?


It’s Not Easy Being the Innovator: How Do You Stay Fit For The Role? - Philip Horvath

It’s Not Easy Being the Innovator: How Do You Stay Fit For The Role?

Expert: Philip Horvath

Curator: Hans Balmaekers

Explorer and teacher of culture and leadership at the edge of the emerging future. Working with companies and their people to prepare them for exponential transformation.

01 // Why is the role of an innovator different, more difficult?

02 // What is this thing called purpose?

03 // How can we create high-performing teams?


The Murky Middle? Driving Innovation Awareness And Engagement Across The Organization - Laszlo Gyorffy

The Murky Middle? Driving Innovation Awareness And Engagement Across The Organization

Expert: Laszlo Gyorffy

Curator: Paul Hobcraft

Laszlo is President of EDG Inc. and for over 25 years, he has used Silicon Valley innovation strategies and practices to help client companies succeed in a rapidly transforming world.

00 // Intro

01 // How can you best get support for your new ideas?

02 // How can you ask for a stronger focus on and commitment to innovation?

03 // How can we educate our leadership and get them to understand the value of intrapreneurship?